Starting in the 1920s, auto manufacturers began painting car bodies using a hand-spraying technique to speed up the painting process, and overspray would accumulate in the paint bays. Over time, layer upon colorful layer built up.
The pieces of enamel paint slag were repeatedly hardened in the ovens in which the cars went to cure the paint. Now, they’re often collected, polished, and formed into jewelry. Fordite.com can help you learn more about this fascinating material.
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Hello. my name is Matt Nielsen and Im the lapidary that cut the fordite in the pic youre usiing
I dont mind if you use my pics, but I would really appreciate it if you would be willing to give me photo credit. Thanks!
Matt Nielsen @forditefix
Ive never used this site before … if this message is public, please delete
And now you’ve got your name on it 😀